Oglebay Norton Company's giant new Great Lakes vessel, the 1,000-foot Columbia Star, was christened recently at Sturgeon, Bay, Wise. The vessel's sponsor was Mrs. John J. Dwyer, wife of the president of Oglebay Norton. The ceremonies officially named the former Hull No.
James J. Henry, chairman of the board of the J.J. Henry Co., Inc., New York, N.Y., has been elected to the Norshipco board of directors. The announcement was made recently by John L. Roper 2nd, Norshipco board chairman. A graduate of the Webb Institute of Naval Architecture, Mr.
Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (IHI) of Tokyo, Japan, received an order early last September from Idemitsu Tanker Co., Ltd. to build a 253,923-dwt VLCC which will be equipped with IHI's contrarotating propeller (CRP) system. The ship,
Approximately 90 members and guests attended a joint meeting of the Pacific Northwest Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the American Society of Naval Engineers held at the Commissioned O f f i c e r s ' Mess, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash.
The U.S. Department of Commerce, Maritime Administration, has awarded a $197,362 Research & Development contract to M. Rosenblatt & Son, Inc., naval architects and marine engineers of New York, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, to assess future
James J. Convy, executive vice president-Operations of Gibbs & Cox, Inc., one of the nation's leading independent naval architectural firms, has announced the opening of the Newport News Division, 6060 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, Va. The Newport News
1981 is shaping up to be a very busy year at Bailey Corporation. The New Orleans firm is presently building ship's stores boxes for five tankers under construction at nearby Avondale Shipyards. "We're probably the only Gulf Coast company that